If you were injured on someone else's property, you may be able to hold the property owner liable for damages. However, the amount of damages in a slip and fall claim can vary widely depending on the facts of the case.
What You May Recover in a Slip and Fall Case
A big part of your damages will be the amount that you have currently paid (and will continue to pay) for medical treatment related to your fall. This can include emergency room care, surgery, physical rehabilitation, assistive devices, and any other medical costs incurred as a result of your injury.
You may also be able to recover:
Many victims are forced to take a significant amount of time off work to recover from a fall. In these cases, victims are entitled to recover the value of the wages they would have earned, including any lost bonuses or overtime.
If your injury prevents you from going back to your old job, you may be owed payment for your lost earning capacity. The person responsible for your injuries may have to pay for your job retraining, the costs of going back to school, or offer a lump sum for the amount of your reduced earning capacity.
Injuries often trigger unforeseen expenses, such as the costs of child care, grocery delivery, fuel or transportation costs, or modifications to the home to accommodate a disability. You may be able to recover the full amount of any expenses that were directly caused by your injury.
Pain and suffering.
Depending on the extent of your injuries, you may be able to collect payment for special damages known as pain and suffering. This category is reserved for victims who have suffered severe physical, mental, or emotional difficulties as a result of the accident. The value of pain and suffering is hard to calculate, and it will take an experienced injury attorney to estimate the amount you deserve.
Have You Been Injured On Someone's Property In Rhode Island?
If you've been injured on someone else's property you need to speak with an experienced premises liability lawyer as soon as possible. Please contact us online or call our Warwick office directly at 401.946.3200 to schedule your free consultation. We help injury victims in Providence, Warwick and all areas of Rhode Island.